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Ystad&Österlen, film

The silver screen 

Ystad and Österlen have the power to captivate and fascinate, and many filmmakers have found the perfect locations for their films here. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up in the middle of a film shoot! Immerse yourself in the world of film. Find out all about film production, explore film locations yourself, or book a guided tour on foot aboard a vintage fire engine. Millions of people around the world have read Henning Mankell’s books and seen the films about Inspector Kurt Wallander. More than thirty Wallander films have been shot in Ystad, in both Swedish and English, and more are currently being

Wallander and Walk of Film to discover exciting locations from the films and books yourself.


There’s plenty of choice for those who want to follow in Wallander’s footsteps. Download or pick up a brochure and plan your own tour, or join a guided Wallander tour aboard the Ystads Frivillige Bergningscorps open vintage fire engine. We’ve made it easy for you to find Wallander’s favourite café, the address of his apartment and various crime scenes. For true Wallander devotees, there’s a special website with extensive information and a map.


The world’s smallest film museum, in Tomelilla, is full of fun surprises and props from the revues, sketches and films produced by Swedish comedians Hans Alfredson and Tage Danielsson.


At the Cineteket film centre in Ystad you can find out all about film production, try out blue screen technology and create your own animations. See the collection of Wallander props, go behind the scenes of a film and take a fascinating tour of Ystad Studios, where many major films have been shot. Cinematic fun for all ages!